I'm back with yet another piece I wrote for Continue-Play.com. This time its about a game that I consider to be my favorite of all time; Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. This is the game that dragged me out of casual gaming and into something much deeper. Its probably partially responsible for the creation of our podcast and this site that hosts it. Uncharted 2 marked the begging of a new generation of gaming and it was brought to us by a studio that has gone on to make The Last of Us. Which is a game that defines the PS3/360 generation. But I dont want to give it all away. Click on the title link to take to straight to my article at Continue-Play.com or click below to read a short excerpt.
For many gamers, Super Mario 64 is a touchstone; it represents the jump from the games of old, to an entirely new generation of gaming. For me, Uncharted 2 represents an entirely different leap forward - yet it’s one that’s been equally influential, both on me and on gaming as a whole.
When the PlayStation 3 and Wii released in November of 2006 I was, and had always been, a Nintendo fan. I picked up the Wii on launch day with the promise of the console being a ‘revolution’ in gaming. As it turns out the Wii was, in fact, a revolution – selling over 100 million units over its lifetime – but the ‘revolution’ wasn’t aimed at me; it was a console designed to bring in my mom and my grandparents. Despite having played the likes Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Brothers Brawl – some of my favorite games to this day – I was still left wanting after only a few months since the consoles launch. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was yearning for something more substantial.
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